Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools

Fingal Arts Office has teamed up with Poetry Ireland this academic year to improve access to the Writers in Schools Scheme for Fingal schools. The Writers in Schools Scheme facilitates visits by writers and storytellers to primary and post-primary schools. Funding from Fingal Arts Office will ensure access to the scheme at a reduced rate.

For the duration of the Covid-19 crisis and its restrictions, you can apply for support for a virtual visit to your school by a writer or storyteller. These visits are:

1 hour in duration with a selected writer at €75 cost to the school.

Poetry Ireland will continue to support in-person visits upon formal agreement between the school and the writer and if in adherence with public health guidelines. These visits are: 

2/2.5 hours at €100 cost to the school.

For more information about how a virtual visit might work for your school, or to apply for a Writers in Schools visit, please contact Poetry Ireland directly:

Email: writersinschools@poetryireland.ie    Tel:  01 6789022